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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

African Folklore Why the Sky is Curved

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If you went outside and looked up at the sky right now what shape would you see? The African Folklore story why the sky is curved explains the mystery of the sky. Why the Sky is Curved African Folklore Many, many years ago, when people were innocent, as soon as they died, their souls went directly to heaven. In a short time heaven was crowded with souls, because nearly everyone went there.  One day, while God was sitting on his throne, he felt it moved by someone. On looking up, he saw that the souls were pushing towards him, because the sky was about to fall.  At once he summoned five angels, and said to them, “Go at once to the earth, and hold up the sky with your heads until I can have it repaired.” Then God called together all his carpenters, and said to them, “Repair the heavens as soon as possible.” The work was done; but it happened that the tallest angel was standing in the center of the group; and so, ever since, the sky has been curved. The End Read mor

Best Fried Cassava Fritters Togo

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Best Fried Cassava Fritters Togo Best Fried Cassava Fritters Togo Homestyle African food from Togo is found in every market and sold by numerous street food vendors throughout the country. This recipe was my mom's favorite recipe to make for afternoon snacks when we were kids in elementary school. Crispy but cake like cassava fritters are an easy to make classic recipe. Best fried cassava fritters Togo makes are made from grated cassava, this is one of Togo's favorite savory snacks. These deep-fried cassava fritters from Togo are the best fritter recipe ever Fritters are best served with homemade soups and stews recipes. Golden brown Garri Fritters are a favorite recipe of Western Africa made with ground cassava flour and spices fried into delicious snacks. Serves 8 West African Food Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 20 min By Chic African Culture African food recipe Best Fried Cassava Fritters Togo Ingredients 2 cups cassava flour 1/2 teasp

Shimla mirch ki sabzi is a timeless Indian recipe

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Shimla mirch ki sabzi is a timeless Indian recipe South African Indian vegetable recipe Shimla mirch ki sabzi is made with eight fragrant spices. This South African Indian vegetable curry recipe will please everyone. South African Indian recipe Shimla mirch ki sabzi is a timeless Indian recipe made of green peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and eight spices. This simple South African Indian curry food recipe is a staple dish in many Durban South African Indian homes. South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe. Ingredients 3 large green bell peppers, sliced fine 2 large potatoes, cooked and cubed 1 large onion, chopped 1 large tomato, diced 10 fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 tablespoon garlic paste 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 teaspoon red chili flakes or to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup water Directions Over medium high heat, add oil into a large frying p

Love African Proverbs

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Love African Proverbs Love African Proverbs Love African Proverbs Love African proverbs translated into French, Creole, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese. Love African proverbs teach love is a variety of different feelings that each benefit from the relationship. Love African Proverbs Laughter is exterior, but love is in the heart. He who loves you, loves you with your dirt. Where there is love there is no darkness. Love attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far. Love and smoke are two things that cannot be concealed. Love has its reasons, which reasons it does not know. Do not throw your hook where there are no fish. Shelter your candle and it will give you light. A woman who lost her rival has no sorrow. If you love honey, fear not the bees. Aimez les proverbes africains Le rire est extérieur, mais l'amour est dans le cœur. Celui qui vous aime, vous aime avec votre saleté. Là où i

Xhosa Tribe Made at Home Ingceke Sun Cream

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South African Xhosa tribe traditionally make ingceke sun-cream which is a mixture of water and clay to protect themselves from the burning rays of the sun and used as skin ointment to treat rashes and eczema.  Ingceke is a traditional broad spectrum sunscreen that provides black Africans skin protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Sunscreen for African skin is essential in the unrelenting South Africa sun. Learn the use of Ingceke sunscreen cream made from the sausage tree. Ingceke is a traditional broad spectrum sunscreen The special sunscreen lotion for African skin made by the South African Xhosa tribe may look like paint for a traditional dance performance but it is simply sunscreen. The white creamy sunscreen lotion for black South African skin is called ingceke. It is used as a sunscreen and skin ointment for protection and healing against the harsh South African sun and wind. In the Eastern Cape Province conditions inland are usually drier and hotter and there is a lo

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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